Print Quality Guidelines
To ensure the best quality reproduction on canvas, or photoprints, set your camera on the highest resolution, (see your cameras instruction book for details) simply upload the file & make any alterations required using our editing functions. If you have any special requirements or require any photo manipulation please let us know, online orders please use the comments box provided in the checkout section. Alternatively colour profiles can be supplied. We supply images with a small border on top of the size ordered to allow for certain methods of framing, we can however remove this at your request, please just make a note in the comments box provided.
Your print quality will depend on the number of pixels your image has, to print a professional quality 4 x 6 inch print at 300 pixels/inch you would really need 300 by 4 and then 300 by 6 pixel dimensions to obtain optimum quality.
300 pixels per inch x 4 inches wide = 1200 pixels
300 pixels per inch x 6 inches wide = 1800 pixels
For an 8 x 10 inch print it would be:
300 pixels per inch x 8 inches wide = 2400 pixels
300 pixels per inch x 10 inches wide = 3000 pixels
Total number of pixels is 2400 x 3000 pixels = 7.2 MP
For more information on the sizes we are able to print and prices please visit the prices page.
Move your mouse over the images to see the effect on their quality after being enlarged:
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Images size and File format
We recommend a minimum file size for large format printing of 300kb. Our upload system will except most file types however, our image preview only supports JPEG and PNG files. If you have another file type for example TIFF, PDF, etc. an order can still be process but you would need to check the file name to make sure its the correct file, or if you simply arent sure what your file is, please click here to contact us where you can upload your file or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Our services can still handle these files, it's simply that our preview feature does not support these file types).
Providing your file is of high enough resolution, i.e. above 300 kb, and preferably taken with a 3 million - 5 million pixel camera, your files will be okay to enlarge.
'A' sizes guidelines
A5 148.5mm x 210mm
A4 210mm x 297mm
A3 297mm x 420mm
A2 594mm x 420mm
A1 594mm x 841mm
A0 841mm x 1188mm